Mercyhurst University

James B. Lohrey

Assistant Professor of Communication

Hirt 108

(814) 824-2425

Mr. Lohrey received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Media Study and Theatre.  He previously taught electronic media production, film studies, media writing and broadcast journalism courses at Mansfield University in Mansfield PA and St. John Fisher College in Rochester NY. 

Before starting in his academic teaching career, Mr. Lohrey worked as a production assistant at WKBW-TV (the ABC affiliate in Buffalo NY), wrote a bi-weekly film column in a small entertainment newspaper in Buffalo and assisted on various film shoots. While in college, he participated in the college’s radio station as a DJ. 

Mr. Lohrey’s professional affiliations include the Broadcast Educators Association, the National Association of Broadcasters and the University Film/Video Association.  In the past, he has presented various papers in his field and participated on conference panels.   In 2008, he produced and directed a documentary on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in the hardest hit communities in Mississippi.  His current area of research includes gender/sexuality issues in media and broadcasting. 

In his spare time, Mr. Lohrey enjoys watching a lot of television (mostly bad reality shows) and movies, attending rock concerts, and traveling throughout the United States and abroad.